CareFirst to reward quality care for sickest patients

06/8/2010 | American City Business Journals

CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield in the Washington, D.C., metro area plans to begin a primary care medical home project offering financial rewards for physicians who improve the health of their sickest patients and reduce costs. The goal will be to reduce unnecessary diagnostic tests, emergency department visits and hospital readmissions, along with making physicians more carefully consider where they send patients who need specialty care or hospitalization.

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